General Aviation news, pilot tips for beginners & experts, interviews, listener questions answered, technical details on G1000 & Perspective glass cockpits & flying GPS approaches. 40 yrs experience flying general aviation aircraft. As an active flight instructor, I bring my daily experiences in the air to this show to help teach pilots and future pilots to fly safely. I'm a Platinum Cirrus CSIP instructor and work with people who are thinking about buying a new or used SR20 or SR22. Go to AviationNewsTalk.com for my contact information, or to click on Listener Questions, which lets you speak into your phone to leave a question you’d like answered on the show.
Eight Lessons Pilots Can Learn from the United 328 Engine Failure + GA News
Max talks about the eight lessons that any pilot can learn about handling emergencies from the United 328 engine failure. The first one is to Wind the Clock, which means to take a moment to collect your thoughts instead of rushing to take an action that might be wrong. Later Max Flight of the Airplane Geeks podcast talks about jet engine failures. Plus listener feedback and questions.
Standard Operating Procedures for GA pilots, Minimum Safe Altitude Rule + GA News
Max talks with Rob Mark about Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and how GA pilots can use them. Rob talks about a tragic accident at Bedford, MA in which a Gulfstream crashed on takeoff because the gust lock was in place and the pilots had not followed SOPs. Plus, the Minimum Safe Altitude rule and a question from a student pilot, who plans a career in aviation, on cleaning up a messy logbook.
Final NTSB Report: Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Explained & What Pilots Can Learn from It
Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash explained and what GA pilots can Learn from It. Max plays clips from the 4-hour NTSB Board meeting on Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash. The pilot's decision to continue flight under VFR and into IMC resulted in the pilot's spatial disorientation and loss of control. The pilot’s likely self-induced pressure and plan continue continuation bias were also factors.
Traffic Pattern Stall Myths, Listener Feedback + GA News
Max talks with Tom Turner about the reality of where stalls are most likely to occur in the traffic pattern. The myth is that stall are most likely to occur in the base to final turn, but that is not the case. A lady pilot pilot talks about an encounter as a teenager with an airline pilot that transformed her life and launched her aviation career. Plus listener feedback.
ForeFlight New Features Update with the Cofounders, Engine Out Emergency Interview + GA News
Max talks with ForeFlight cofounders Tyson Weihs and Jason Miller about their focus on new weather capabilities. Jason demonstrates recent new features including daily/hour forecasts, icing and clouds in Profile view and live traffic in 3D Preview. Also, Max interviews CFI Anise Shapiro about her engine failure in a Piper Malibu and how she would handle it differently in the future.
CAP Interview – Delivering Vaccine, Military Training Routes, Thunderstorms + GA News
Max interviews Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Robert Bowden and Maj. Rod Rakic about their five day mission flying a GA8 to deliver vaccine to remote areas of Wisconsin and Michigan. Max also discusses an MIT study that shows how pilots behave around thunderstorms. Finally, DPE Seth Lake talks in great detail about what pilots need to know about Military Training Routes or MTRs.